I am delighted to present to you FADev’s Strategic Plan (2021–2025) which outlines the strategic direction which FADev will follow during this period in order to realise its full potential and better fulfil its mission of promoting responsible, inclusive and sustainable Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) through empowerment, connecting and policy reforms.
Tanzania is endowed with a variety of minerals currently being exploited by ASM with minimal use of technology, poor working conditions, low productivity and the use of informal marketing channels. The Government’s efforts to formalise and develop ASM have yielded positive results in terms of mineral production and Government revenue. In order to sustain these positive developments, Government support from NGOs is necessary.
In order to implement FADev’s strategic aims, we need to partner with various stakeholders to enable us obtain the required human, financial and physical resources. On behalf of FADev Governing Council, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to SWISSAID Tanzania for providing us with the financial support to take us through our infancy. I take this opportunity to invite other development partners to work with us in developing the ASM industry. We promise you full accountability of these resources.
Finally, I wish to extend our appreciation for the support we have received so far from various Government Ministries and Agencies, specifically the Ministry of Minerals, Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Governments (TAMISEMI), Ministry of Land and Human Settlement Development, the State Mining Corporation (STAMICO) and the National environment Management Council (NEMC). We look forward to your continued support and reiterate our commitment to operate in full compliance of the country’s prevailing laws and regulations.
We have embarked on a journey to promote responsible, inclusive and sustainable Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) through empowerment, connecting and policy reforms. We invite you to join us.